Diagnostic Characteristics of Medicinally Acclaimed Ranunculus Species

Lalit Tiwari, Nitin Rai, Manisha S. Sarkar and Rajeev Kr. Sharma

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine

Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine July - September 2012, Vol. 7 No. 3, Pages 87-90

Abstract

Ranunculus acris L., R. bulbosus L., R. repens L. and R. sceleratus L. (Family Ranunculaceae) are attributed for medicinal potential and look very alike in morphological appearance. They can be distinguished on the basis of the morphological details of leaf in respect of segmentation and trichomes. These characters are helpful for checking adulteration and mix-up between Ranunculus species obtained from natural habitat and market supplies.

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